it’s been possible for many many months already.
If you didn’t add yourself to admin/moderator in the permissions.cfg, double check that you’re not adding yourself to the admin/moderator group in the server.cfg somewhere. Essentialmode does add players to the group.admin principal yeah so if you use that and you’re an “admin” for essentialmode, then you also become an admin in vMenu. Unless you changed the group names in vMenu.
vMenu doesn’t have anything to do with any database by the way. So whatever rank you are in “a database” doesn’t matter. Unless a resource checks that database and adds principals based on your rank in there.